Great walking match
A CELEBRATED MATCH is now performing by W F Simpson, a Native of Dublin, at RUSSELL-STREET, or JONES’S-BRIDGE, Royal Canal. He purposes Walking
1000 Quarter Miles in 1000 Quarter Hours!
for a Wager of £100 to £50. Such a feat has never been performed by any Pedestrian trained in England.
Admission, 2d each.
Freeman’s Journal 25 September 1850
From the British Newspaper Archive run by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited, in partnership with the British Library.